Cumin Rice with Avocado

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
Cumin, picante sauce and avocado do a terrific job of perking up rice in this any-day side dish. —Margaret Allen, Abingdon, Virginia
Cumin Rice with Avocado Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/3 cup picante sauce
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Place first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender, 20-25 minutes.
  2. Stir in picante sauce; heat through. Gently stir in avocado and green onions.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup: 188 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.